# Free unit conversion program.

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FlashPilot
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Free unit conversion program.

How many times have you ever wanted to know how long a flashlight is in inches or how much it weighs in pounds/ounces (or vice versa?).

Here's a free small simple program that does more conversions than you can shake a stick at. Ive used it for over a decade and keep a copy on my desktop. Please dont forget to thank the author for his efforts.

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A must have program, but I still use unit conversion function in calculator that comes with Windows :bigsmile: (Vista and 7, don't remember if XP has it also)

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..or just use Google Calculator: http://www.google.com/search?q=160mm+in+inches

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I try to do conversions in my head whenever possible. Keeps the math skills sharp and the conversion units fresh. 2.54cm or 25.4mm to an inch. 0.62miles in a km, F=1.8C+32, etc.

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Me too, specially for inches<->cm*2.5 aprox. Anyway, I've downloaded that program, just in case

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SirJohn wrote:

I try to do conversions in my head whenever possible. Keeps the math skills sharp and the conversion units fresh. 2.54cm or 25.4mm to an inch. 0.62miles in a km, F=1.8C+32, etc.

\$metoo. And these are just the one-on-one conversions. I also try to remember varius formulas.
So I can calculate myself things like how wide must a tube be to accommodate 3 or 4 AA(A) batteries.
Because when you don’t use it, you lose it. Like hordes of lazy tripeds did before me (and you).

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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SashiX wrote:

A must have program, but I still use unit conversion function in calculator that comes with Windows :bigsmile: (Vista and 7, don't remember if XP has it also)

Thanks SashiX, I was unaware that Win 7 Calculator had this capability. Found details about this at https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14784/perform-unit-conversions-with-the-windows-7-calculator/.